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Community Engagement Program “Meet the Artists” Workshop Series Shintai Zero Base Unyohou “Feeling Your Way through New Landscapes”

Listen to the Sound of the Earth Turning Related Program
Conducted in Japanese

“Meet the Artists” is a series of workshops launched in the summer 2020, offering participants the chance to join artists and curators in a range of activities. In this workshop, we join an artist who explores the possibilities of physical sensation as the key to decoding the relationship between humans and nature, to decode the Listen to the Sound of the Earth Turning exhibition by using five senses.

Is walking barefoot on streets where you usually wear shoes, recalling the forgotten touch of your soles in direct contact with ground and objects, something that appeals to you? If so, join artist Ando Ryuichiro to deepen your awareness of “touch” by feeling your way around the shapes and textures of things, and drawing the resulting sensations in abstract, symbolic pictures. Experience the usually inaccessible rooftop garden at Roppongi Hills at a sensual level and work with other participants to draw up a “touch map,” before moving on to view the Listen to the Sound of the Earth Turning exhibition.

Shintai Zero Base Unyohou / Ando Ryuichiro (Artist)
Date & Time
13:00-16:30, Saturday, October 1, 2022
* Please join the workshop in groups (families, friends etc.).
* To apply, name and birth date of all participants are required.
All ages
Booking Period
Friday, August 19 - 24:00, Monday, September 19, 2022
Results of the Lottery
Results of the lottery will be sent to each person via e-mail by Thursday, September 22, 2022.

The “Shintai Zero Base Unyohou”

“Shintai Zero Base Unyohou” is a theory of anatomical functionality based on dye artist Ando Ryuichiro’s “perspective of creating or manufacturing things (monozukuri).” With this theory, Ando strives to uncover the sensations, motions and functions that arise from the connection between the body and physical objects starting from a “zero” baseline, to find how our bodies should originally work. The “body” that Ando refers to is not something within the expert realm of medicinal knowledge or sports, but rather the “body” that comprises ourselves, meaning what we possess. Shintai Zero Base Unyohou uses the diverse range of tools found in art to translate and communicate these things, inquiring as to the possibilities of this “body” fading away as we approach our future. Ando Ryuichiro began his activities in 2016, and served as lecturer for Goda Planning Office’s 2016 workshop series, “Freshly Mixed vol.2.” Ando held an experience-based exhibition called “0GYM” at Kyoto City University of Arts Gallery @KCUA, where he “transformed” the entire gallery into a gym for the exhibition. Since then, Ando has held numerous workshops and lectures.

Ando Ryuichiro

Dye artist, born 1984 in Kyoto. Completed the master’s course at the Department of Dyeing and Weaving, Department of Crafts, Kyoto City University of Arts. Currently a lecturer at Department of Dyeing and Weaving, Department of Crafts, Kyoto City University of Arts.
Instagram: shintai.0.base

Ando Ryuichiro

Notes on Bookings

  • Please note that speakers are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Please note that a reply E-mail will be sent to you after submitting the form. If you do not receive the reply E-mail, please contact us.
  • Please enter the name and other information of all participants in the application form if you are applying in groups more than two persons.
  • Please note that the museum might take photos/movies for purpose of publicity and documentation during the program.

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Booking Period
2022.8.19 [Fri] - 9.19 [Mon]
Mori Art Museum, Roppongi Hills
15 (booking required, attendees chosen by lottery)
* Results of the lottery will be sent to each person via e-mail by Thursday, September 22, 2022.
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